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Wrath of the Lich King's magical city of Dalaran {WoW}

Jul 30th 2008 5:22PM Do a lot of people have lag issues with Shattrath? I never realized that it was an issue. I've never had lag problems in Shatt nor have I heard about them from anyone else before. I remember people complaining about Ironforge a lot ("Lagforge", "Ironlag", etc.) but I've never heard anyone complaining about lag in Shattrath until right now.

I hope that the horde/alliance divide in Dalaran is significant. I hope factions will for the most part be hanging out in their own area.

Breakfast topic: Time is the fire {WoW}

Jul 16th 2008 1:08PM I like the new additions, personally. Yesterday I was playing on a low level alt and I set an alarm to let me know when the Spirit Towers were reset so I could do the PvP daily on my main. I also made the infamous run from Auberdine to Iron Forge yesterday. I used the stop watch to time myself. It was fun.

I further intend to use the stopwatch during raids to keep track of how much downtime we have.

I like gadgets. I think the stopwatch and alarm system is great new addition.

Neutral Factions: An idea whose time has passed {WoW}

Jul 14th 2008 6:34PM Good post. I couldn't agree more! I think that WLK needs separate capital cities for both factions like the rest of Azeroth. I hate seeing Horde and Alliance running around together in Shattrath. I also hate the homogenization of the game. There are some great faction specific quest chains in TBC (the Rexxar quest for Horde comes to mind) but they are few and far between. We need more of that in my opinion. Having separate quests, cities, and paths for leveling always made it really fun for me since I play characters on both factions. The Burning Crusade got away from that a little too much. And it's getting away from it even more with WLK. I don't want to be in Dalaraan on my Horde characters. I don't want to see Horde characters in Dalaraan when I'm on my Alliance toons. It seems dumb to me, from a design perspective and from a lore perspective. I'm not typically one to complain about games, but I really hate joint capitals.

WWI '08 notes from WoW Insider's chat with Xfire {WoW}

Jul 1st 2008 6:21PM I agree. I don't want to see Arthas killed. Though, I didn't want to see Illidian and Kael killed either. I really enjoy all the characters from Warcraft III, and I give props to Blizzard for letting us kill off a bunch of their major lore characters, but part of me wishes some of them would stick around. I liked how Kael came back in the Magister's Terrace, for example.

I also strongly agree about Frostmourne. I don't ever want to see a player wielding it. I really like your Frostmourne Shard/Son of Frostmourne idea though. That's good thinking there.

PTR Brewfest includes summoned barmaid pets, rams and kodos segregated by faction {WoW}

Jun 24th 2008 2:21PM The Horde and Alliance are different! I don’t think everything needs to be equal. If you want a kodo so badly, roll a horde character. If you want a ram so badly, roll an alliance character. Everything doesn't need to be balanced perfectly, especially when we are talking about luxury items. I was looking forward to riding a Kodo with my gnome, but I'll have to settle for a new kodo mount with my undead. No biggie. Let it go, in my opinion.

Nihilum plans another live stream of Sunwell Plateau raid {WoW}

Jun 5th 2008 7:09PM Are there torrents or some kind of downloadable versions of these video streams?

I would like to watch them raid if I had the ability to do it at my leisure (with a fast forward button).

Anyone know?

Activision's Bobby Kotick speaks at All Things Digital {WoW}

May 30th 2008 12:15PM I agree. Mergers like this always start out with hugs and kisses, but the honeymoon will end in time. I wouldn't be suprised if we start seeing things change in a year or two.

What? Blizzard actually announced a release date... here comes the crappy product.

Last Resort gets first Thori'dal drop on live realms {WoW}

May 29th 2008 4:48PM Nope. I think hunters need to hang on to their quivers/ammo pouches. Thori'dal is a legendary weapon and I suspect its magical arrows will be unique to this bow. Very cool.

Breakfast Topic: Do you pay attention to 25-man progression? {WoW}

May 28th 2008 12:19PM I actually participate in raids and am an officer in my guild and I still don't follow my server's progression. Many people in my guild follow it. On our guild forums, people are always talking about our progression ranking and stuff like that and I honestly don't see the point at all. If we are the 1st guild or the 100th guild on our server in terms of progression, I don't understand how that affects me or why I should care. It doesn't make any sense. Following arena rankings and brackets makes sense because there is an actual ladder that yields ramifications. In the PvE world, it just doesn't interest me.

Bornakk on arena ratings changes {WoW}

May 19th 2008 6:37PM I have to disagree. I enjoy raiding and PvPing (and I do both in an end-game fashion) in BC much more than I did in classic WoW.

Blizzard is taking care of all aspects of the game quite nicely in my opinion.

Competitve FPS games are super fun also, but WoW arena-PvP brings something to the table that other eSports, for lack of a better term, don't--nine classes with unique playstyles and specs, different comps, etc. It's my favorite competitive game. And, it's one of my favorite non-competitive games as well (see also: raiding).

I think Blizzard plans to continue to do both, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who is happy about it.